Category Archives: Ambition

A One Day Bootcamp

Last week I attended the one-day AmEx OPEN CEO Bootcamp, which was held in Los Angeles, and looks to be the second in a series of events they are doing to support women business leaders. There were several hundred people there, … Continue reading

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February 2014, Heading in to Spring

It’s been over a month since I last wrote a post – a lot has happened, both planned and unplanned. On the planned side, my husband and I took a trip to Peru for just under two weeks for our … Continue reading

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Pruning the Branches / Declutter the Network

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In the last two weeks, there has been a message I’ve been hearing that is sticking with me, and that I’m working on putting in to practice. I volunteer as a lector at St. Monica’s in Santa Monica, which means … Continue reading

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Taking the Time to Find Gifts in the Every Day

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I’ve had several reminders this week about the importance of taking time in life for things that are not work, whether it be hobbies, spending time with others, exploring the world around us, or just taking it easy. During a … Continue reading

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Padnos, Spar, Finerman: Taking Some Time to Learn From Those Further Along the Career/Life Path

In the past I’ve shared my love of listening to podcasts and audio books, especially when I’m exercising. It helps me to consume and learn things I wouldn’t otherwise have the time to do, and it really makes exercise fly … Continue reading

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Whew! Busy August, Time for Some Catching Up on Women, Life and Work

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Starting the month of August, I had a goal of doubling my blog viewership over the month of July. I had written a post the last day of July that had some good traction, and then . . . I … Continue reading

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Connecting with the Past, Speaking to the Future

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I’m someone that puts everything on my Google calendar, and several times a week, I’ll take a look at the weeks ahead to see what is coming up. I like to look at the ‘one week’ view, and as I … Continue reading

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Setting Your Own Rules, Figuring Out How to be Present

Over the last week I’ve had several experiences and have read several articles that have gotten me thinking about the importance of being present, and (more importantly), that it is in each of our control to set rules and boundaries … Continue reading

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Beautiful is Powerful – Embracing Femininity as a Leadership Strategy

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Last week I was proud to be part of the panel ‘Beautiful is Powerful – Embracing Femininity as a Leadership Strategy’ at UCLA Anderson. We were the ‘dinner entertainment’ for the first night of a five day program, which is an exciting and innovative … Continue reading

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Well-Being, Space, and Getting to 50/50

Rather than having a specific focus this week, I thought I would share several interesting things I’ve come across this past week.  Last week, the Huffington Post held their first women’s conference in NY about the third metric in life: … Continue reading

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“Visibility Platform” and “Lean In Circles” – Do Women Need Special Networking and Support Groups?

Another one of my sorority sisters (pretty awesome group!) forwarded the following article to our discussion list -More Than Just a Social Butterfly – about Rachel Sklar, a well-connected woman in New York who is creating a members-only ‘visibility platform’ for … Continue reading

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Big Brain Theory – Reality or Just Good Reality TV?

As the time since I’ve been in college continues to grow, I continue to be more and more impressed by the accomplishments and variety of things my classmates and friends have done and been part of. One of the latest … Continue reading

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A Sweet Story That Was Sent My Way

A fellow entrepreneur friend of mine shared this article with me because he thought I would find it interesting – Sweet success: Simple Sugar scrubs have wowed skin care market, TV’s ‘Shark Tank’. As I was reading through it, my … Continue reading

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Impressions and Thoughts from “Lean In”

Last weekend while on my flights to/from Texas I read Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In – Women, Work and the Will to Lead”. I had read a lot of the press leading up to the release of the book, had watched … Continue reading

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Read and Share – Arianna Huffington on Leaning In, Leaning Back and the Second Women’s Movement

Over the weekend I got my copy of Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, which has gotten a lot of press since it came out a few weeks ago. I plan to write a post once I’ve had a chance to … Continue reading

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Read and Share – Making ‘herstory’, Thanks to Teachers

First time on my blog. I love to read. Sometimes I do comment. But most of the times I am a silent reader but love to share. My mom passed this on to me, and I thought it was a … Continue reading

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Interesting Articles from the Week of March 4, 2013

I’ve been busy these past couple of weeks (trip to Boston for MIT alumni association activities, trip to Vancouver for work, and then a trip to Phoenix for baseball spring training and visiting with Tim’s family), so I haven’t had … Continue reading

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Women Still Can’t Have It All?

I read an article last year that made the rounds and got a lot of attention – Why Women Still Can’t Have It All. I shared it with family and friends, as well as women in my sorority, to hopefully find … Continue reading

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Women in Politics

Many of my previous articles have focused on women and their careers, women in startups and work at home women. A lot of my focus has been on women in engineering, business, and technology, but I recently realized there is … Continue reading

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Does the Work Environment Need to Change for Younger Workers?

My own contribution When I was working at Northrop Grumman, I was involved in several initiatives to improve the workforce and make it more attractive to ‘new’ hires. There had been a lull in hiring for ~10 years before I … Continue reading

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